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123 reviews
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Customer Fit Survey:

79% "Felt true to size"

82% "Felt true to width"

88% "Excellent arch support"

114 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 7/6/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Extremely comfortable and a good walking shoe for summer. I wear a 7-1/2 and bought the 7 and it fits perfectly.

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9 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 6/12/08
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

OUCH! I have the Mephisto Helen sandals and they are so comfy that I could go hiking in them. These have the same good arch support, but the straps rubbed the tops of my feet so badly after wearing them only once that I could have permanent scars. Too bad I can't return them and get another pair of Helens instead!

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 21, 2005

Anonymous

 

Mephisto needs to make these sandals in half sizes, I will be returning the sandal as this size is too big and the next size down which I tried at Nordstrom is too small.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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August 17, 2005

Wcc

from atlanta, ga

STYLISH and COMFORTABLE SHOE - I bought this pair in green, because I have this pair in beige. I have plantar facitis and these are very comfortable. In fact, I wear them every day. They have great arch support and look cute as well! I give them 5 *'s!!!

Brands I'd also recommend: this pair in every color!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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August 3, 2005

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

Very Cute! I bought these with a couple other pairs. These are very cute. However, I am a medium-to-narrow foot & these are a bit loose on me. I kept them, though, as I wear them casually anyway.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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August 1, 2005

Anonymous

from St. Louis, MO

Sandal du jour - but I hope they make it forever! Very attractive, and the footbed is very supportive - comfortable for standing long periods of time! For me, it is the perfect solution to dealing with plantar faciitis and my desire for feminine summer sandals. I am used to flat shoes whose soles flex, so this type of shoe felt clunky to me. For now I cannot walk at lightening speed, or great long distances in these shoes, but otherwise, no break-in time was required. I found that they were somewhat narrower than the Helen, but more comfortable. I liked them enough to buy more ... in several colors. Who knows ... I may never go back. And just as important, buying from Zappos.com has been a first class experience!!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 22, 2005

Cheryl S

from Pittsburgh, PA

Super comfy - Very comfortable...no break-in time needed.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 17, 2005

Amy

from Michigan

My favorite brand of sandals - I absolutely love these shoes. They are incredibly comfortable as well as stylish. I could buy one in every color if I needed them.

Brands I'd also recommend: This brand, any sandal

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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July 15, 2005

Dawn

from Allen, TX

Cute... After looking at all the Mephisto shoes I settled on this one because it was the cutest of the lot imho. It did rub a slight blister on the top of my left foot but after that it broke in quickly with no more problems. I love the arch support as I have very high, although collapsing, arches and the support is a God send. I normally wear an 11.5 but I ordered the 12 and it's good that I did because they seem to run a bit small. I'll definitely order more Mephisto brand shoes.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Merrell, Ugg

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 2, 2005

Anonymous

from WV

Cute and comfortable. First, let me say that I never purchase shoes from any place but Zappos; their service is terrific and the selection incredible. Second, I just got these Mephisto sandals in fuschia and they fit so perfectly,were very attractive, and so incredibly comfortable that I am placing another order for the black sandals. You will love this sandal; it is everything a rather expensive sandal should be and more.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks and Mephistos

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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June 29, 2005

Alaia

from Hawaii

Too Small - I love the style but the sizing is very deceptive. I have returned them twice and finally gave up. They are very small about a full size and a half smaller than average. I read the other reviews but they didn't help with th decision.

Brands I'd also recommend: Bierkentock

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 23, 2005

Anonymous

from Atlanta, Georgia

Super, as always! If you've never worn Mephisto, you are in for a treat. I prefer their shoes over Birkenstock's, when I wear this type of shoe because they are narrower and more sleek-looking. I have a medium width foot, so my preference is not because I have narrow feet, but because Mephisto shoes are easier for me to walk in: their soles aren't as wide as those of Birkenstock's. And this shoe in particular has a lot of style! However, be sure to order one size up: I normally wear a US size 8 and I needed to get a size 39 in this style.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 14, 2005

Anonymous

from Dallas

I Love Them! This is my second pair of Violettes, and I love them. I have them in black and in magenta and I wear them all of the time. I've not been able to wear Mephistos before, and I think it's because I was trying to wear a size too big in them. These are great!

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrells

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 14, 2005

Anonymous

from Greenwood, South Carolina

Mephisto Violette - This is a very cute shoe, as well as a great walking shoe! I usually wear a 39 in a Mephisto shoe, but, in this shoe I needed a 38 and that was a perfect fit. I purchased the bright green, and it is vibrant. Violette is rather pricey, but, it is worth it to have fit and comfort that will last.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrill, Dansko, Born, Mephisto

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 12, 2005

Kim H

from Lago Vista, TX (outside of Austin)

Feminine Comfort - If you're like me, and you want comfort with feminine style, these are the perfect combination. For me, thong sandals can mean blisters between the toes, but not with these. The leather thong is soft. Here style and "flirty feminine fun" meet casual comfort to create a great all around sandal for the beach, or park or anywhere. I purchased the tangerine color which looks fabulous with or without a tan.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot, Think!, and Indigo by Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 1, 2005

Barbara J

from Waynesville, NC

Fabulous, French and not fussy - If you want panache and comfort, Mephisto's are for you. Not glitzy but chic in their own French "in your face" way. Birkenstock people should move up to this brand. You won't believe how much more comfortable they are! If they don't feel perfect right out of the box, wear them for a few days. Heaven!

Brands I'd also recommend: Stuart Weitzman

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 29, 2005

Anonymous

from Ventura, California

Way too narrow! I think the shoe is very cute and would look good with many summer outfits, but it is way too narrow for my foot. It also seems a little short (I typically wear a size 10-10.5, and the 11 seemed small). I needed to return it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 13, 2011

Anonymous

 

Adorable, yet sturdy and comfortable…even more so than Helen Plus. Seems to stay on well for a thong. I have a very wide foot and my pinky toe hangs over a bit, but I'm keeping them as they're the most current and cute Mephisto sandal (with the awesome cork footbed like the Helen I've worn for ages)!

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco, Reikers, Softspots

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 27, 2011

Jane C

from Chicago/summer Florida/winter

These are one of my all-time favorites. Just ordered my second pair, the first lasting many seasons. Super arch support! Great for travel.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 1, 2010

Lynda

 

I absolutely love Mephistos, and my Plantar Fasciitis heel pain has been gone for 4 years because of them! However, a few people have suggested the resoling service for $75.00. I was not happy with my resoled sandals. The cork part didn't last, it was crappy. If you want Violettes in red, pass them up. Like a few other reviewers said, the red stretches out.

Brands I'd also recommend: Think! and Naot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 18, 2010

Mary A

from Knoxville, Tennessee

These shoes are amazing! I have flat feet plus I recently knocked my knee cap out of place...and these shoes are a blessing! I can wear them all day long and my feet never hurt. Plus, they are so cute and I get lots of compliments! The price is a bit high, but I promise it is so worth it!

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstocks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 17, 2008

Anonymous

from Modesto, CA

Perfect walking sandal - I was looking for the perfect walking sandal for my trip to Europe that would offer good support, yet look good. These are perfect. They have good arch support and after walking all day, I have no heel pain from plantar fasciitis that I often get from other sandals. Other reviewers complained that they had irritation at first from the area beneath the flower, but I did not experience this. The footbed felt a little stiff for the first few days, but now that they are worn in, they are very comfortable and I think they are better looking than a lot of other similar type sandals. Great choice!

Brands I'd also recommend: Cole Haan With Nike Air Cushioning

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 25, 2008

Carol F

from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Too, Too cute! This sandal is just way too cute and just perfect for the girl that wants comfort and style. It's an eye catcher and I've had lots of compliments when I wear it out. It's very comfortable, but it is a snug fit. There's no play in it which is good for lots of walking. I got the black and white pair and I just love them!

Brands I'd also recommend: Skechers and MBTs

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 11, 2008

Anonymous

from North Carolina

They need to make it in more colors - This is the most comfortable sandal. It looks good and goes with everything. I just can't find it in the fun colors

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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April 11, 2008

Anonymous

from Los Angeles, CA

This is my second pair! It has all the comfort you expect from a Mephisto, plus a tiny feminine touch. Love 'em.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 6, 2007

Emily

from PA

As usual, I was not disappointed by Mephisto! I LOVE these sandals. I have many pairs of Mephisto sandals. Very cute - received lots of compliments. I only gave 4 stars for comfort because my foot was hurting a little for a couple of days after wearing the shoes around the house for an hour or two. When I tried them on the next day it was a little bit better and the third day I was sold! As usual, ZAPPOS is terrific!!!

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Earth

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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April 4, 2007

Anonymous

from Oregon

Mephisto Violette - I bought these shoes in black and red about four years ago and sadly parted with my black ones this spring, after they had been totally thrashed. I got more than my money's worth out of those shoes--they have excellent arch support and needed no break in time. They are also easy to dress up or down--they're the perfect shoes for a Hawaiian vacation. Unfortunately, the red ones stretched out too much shortly after I got them, but the black ones remained true to size. It's disappointing that they come only in black and white now--Mephisto used to make come in more colors, like green and orange, in addition to the red. I'd have ordered more pairs if more colors were available.

Brands I'd also recommend: Any Mephistos with the cork bottoms.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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